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Packers' hopes of resurgence kicked in the Heinicke

For the third straight week, a first-half lead turned into a loss for the Green Bay Packers, this time at the hands of the Washington Commanders 23-21.

 

Things were looking for the Packers this week, with Aaron Jones getting plenty of touches in the first quarter en route to a 4-yard touchdown grab to put them ahead. Devondre Campbell scored his first NFL touchdown on a Pick-Six interception return to put the Packers up 14-3, which is sadly where the Packers would stay until the final moments of the game.

 

Both sides of the ball seemed to shut down after a scoop-and-score by Rasul Douglas was negated because of an illegal contact penalty against Eric Stokes. That served as a springboard for the Commanders, which would score the following 20 points, including a pair of touchdown passes from Taylor Heinicke. Jones and Rodgers would hook up again with just over three minutes to go in the game. They would get the ball back with 23 seconds left, but a series of laterals could not spring the Packers to the endzone, sending them to their third straight loss. 

 

It does not get easier for the Packers, who play in prime time at Buffalo next week.

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